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Why FuelCell (FCEL) is Losing Power

Tickers in this article: FCEL

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- FuelCell  was plunging during Tuesday's session after posting less-than-impressive fourth-quarter earnings a day earlier. By late afternoon, the alternative fuel developer had unloaded 21% to $1.47.

The Danbury, Conn.-based business reported a net loss of 6 cents a share, missing Thomson Reuters estimates by 3 cents. Revenue of $55.2 million came in 56% higher than a year earlier and beat consensus of $44.8 million.

For fiscal 2013, the company recorded revenue of $187.7 million, beating expectations of $177.3 million. Loss from operations over the year ended Oct. 31 totaled $29.8 million, narrower than the $32.1 million loss seen in fiscal 2012. An adjusted net loss of 19 cents a share came in a penny more than consensus of 18 cents a share.

TheStreet Ratings team rates FuelCell Energy Inc as a Sell with a ratings score of D-. The team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate FuelCell Energy Inc (FCEL) a SELL. This is driven by a few notable weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally high debt management risk."

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